EA’s Ambitious LOTR RPG Canned?

With reports now coming out from numerous sources it seem EA might have silently canceled one of their most ambitious – albeit not much talked about – games. The game in question being The Lord of the Rings: The White Council which was First unveiled under the pseudonym Project Gray Company back on the 22nd April 2006 – infact we were one of the first sites to talk about the game, joy!

Speaking on the official site about the game many months back the then executive producer Steve Gray said “The action takes place in a massive open world where you can go anywhere you want, and the characters in this world are powered by an incredible simulation AI based on the same technology used by the makers of The Sims 2. The story of the game is built around a series of Story Quests. You can choose to follow specific Story Quests, embark on a range of other types of quests, or set off on your own adventures in the massive open world environment

However it is now believed Steve Gray is no longer with EA and the rest of the team once assigned to the game has been broken up and reassigned to other projects leaving the title once destined for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 now dissolved.

It’s should be noted that EA have yet to comment on the matter but the cancellation almost seems a dead cert at this point – It’s a pity as Oblivion meets LOTR could have lead to great things!